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What does Lu mean?

Lu \lu\ as a girls' name. Lu's roots are Old German, Latin and Old English, and the meaning of Lu is "famous warrior; light; famous warrior; other, foreign". Lu is a form of Lou: short form of Louann. Lu is also a variant of Louise (Old German). Lu is also used as a form of Lucy (Latin) and Luella (Old English, Old German).


Lu has 29 related variations via Lou, Louise, Lucy, Luella: Lluisa, Lois, Loise, Lola, Louisa, Louiza, Loulou, Luce, Luci, Lucia, Lucida, Lucie, Lucile, Lucina, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Luelle, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lula, Lulita, Lulu, Lusita, Luz and Luzija.


Lu is a very prominent first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1424 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lu for girls. Lu entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lu name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lu outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lu are Lucy (#62 the previous year), Lucia (#230), Lola (#236), Louisa (#973), Luisa, Luella, Lulu, Luz, Lula, Lucie, Lou, Louise, Lois and Lucile. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.6773%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1666%, down 75.4%), with forms such as Luz, Lou, Louise, Lois and Lucile becoming somewhat dated. Lucia (#230), Lucy (#62) and Lola (#236) are three of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Lola, Lucia and Lucy going through a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lois, Lola, Lou, Louisa, Louise, Lu, Lucia, Lucie, Lucile, Lucy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu, Luz in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lois, Lola, Louise, Lucie, Lucy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lu is pronounced similarly to La-, Lea, Lee and Lia. Another recommended similar baby name is Su. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lu.